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The Hampton Years

Virgina Stage Company (2016)

This breakthrough premiere explores the development of great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator, Viktor Lowenfeld. Focusing on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII, this richly researched tapestry reveals the dreams and travails of young artists in a still segregated society.

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